2000 Jaguar S-Type Reviews - Page 5 of 12

2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

I love to drive it, but not worth trying to own it

Faults:

Engine gasket seal.

Sunroof.

Window motors.

Batteries twice.

Shocks.

Engine fan.

Engine carbons up, needs cleaning and fuel cleaner regularly.

Many other small problems.

General Comments:

Wonderful to drive. Corners very well for a big sedan. V8 has lots of power for take-offs, passing, or opening up on the highway. Comfortable and well designed inside. Great luxury and convenience features. A real head turner.

And a complete nightmare to own. In the shop every six months or less for the past few years. Repairs in the low thousands through Jaguar, and is difficult for smaller, cheaper shops to diagnose. Took over a week to get a sunroof, a week for some other parts. Vehicle ended up costing as much again as we paid for it.

If they get their quality act together, the luxury and performance elements were good enough that I'd try to own one again, but only if I were making substantially more money than I make now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th November, 2008

9th Dec 2008, 12:10

Have owned a 2000 S-type 4L for almost four years (bought it used) and it has been fantastic. Not one single problem; not one single repair. It gets its regular annual maintenance (lube, oil, filter, etc.) and tires rotated. This car is a pleasure to drive and definitely a keeper.

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired111000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carMG ZS

Summary:

Had worse

Faults:

Passenger door window fuse keeps blowing. I get the message; fuel computer data error, then it cuts out. As you can imagine, it's quite dangerous when traveling on the motorway.

General Comments:

In general, quite a good car apart from the latest problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th November, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13500 miles
Most recent distance18321 miles

Summary:

Crummy car for a high price. Will buy a Mercedes next time

Faults:

Oh my beautiful pile of metal. My Jaguar has very low miles and here is what is going on with it.

First the gears started sticking, then my car would not go in drive and only in reverse, now my car drives fine but doesn't go in reverse, and when you put the car in Neutral it goes forward.

This is a pile of junk. Jaguar's are high maintenance, pieces of junk.

I am now going to part this car out, I think. With a little over 18,000 miles, this car has been the worst car I have ever owned.

General Comments:

My Jaguar S-Type R supercharged is a pile of junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th November, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type V6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.7 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Great looks, so keep it the showroom and don't buy

Faults:

Fixed faulty passenger window.

Replaced coolant reservoir.

Sticky trunk release.

Rear seat belt won't retract.

Only blows cold air even when heater is on.

Sluggish shifting. Today, "gear box fault" came on. The car is jerking and check engine light is on. Only have 50,500 miles on the car.

General Comments:

Too many problems with this car. If there is any action against the manufacturer, please let me know.

edskins59@msn.com

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th November, 2008

2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 Liter from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres
Previous carJaguar S-Type

Summary:

If you are looking for a lawn ornament go for it, for daily driving get something more reliable

Faults:

Apart from the repairs being super expensive, I did not especially appreciate the fact that you had to go to Jaguar to buy tail light bulbs for the S-Type. I got charged 20 times what a bulb is worth.

The overflow had to be replaced and the radiator hose (upper) had to be replaced also. The man hours involved in changing the overflow bottle was crazy, it would have been cheaper to buy another car. The radiator hose when I had it replaced, I found out, they changed the size (diameter) of the smaller hoses that connect to this hose, so needless to say, I had to buy all the other smaller hoses. 800.00 dollars later, the car was running again. Ridiculous service fees.

Brakes and transmission work is way over priced and surprisingly, not a quality job or a quality part.

General Comments:

This car is a beautiful looker, the body lines and style of this vehicle screams luxury and style, unfortunately the repairs will hit you hard in the pocket book. No matter who you are or your income level, you will soon realize that the costs involved to repair this car will make a light go off in your head, making you realize why buying a low priced Jaguar used is just not worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th September, 2008

Average review marks: 4.7 / 10, based on 51 reviews